August 3, 2013

day 24.

Today, Ruthe made milk come out of her nose.

And then some more came out of her mouth.

And as soon as I'd wiped that mess up, she did it again, only worse.

The doctors are trying to compress her feedings so she gets used to the sensations of a full and empty belly.  Last night she was getting 60cc's over an hour and a half.  This afternoon they pushed it to 60cc's in an hour.  Well, silly me, thought it would be OK to pick her up and snuggle with her halfway through her first shortened feeding.  She really let me know how she felt about that.

One of the nurses got Ruthe's footprints today.  She finally doesn't have any IVs or monitors on her feet, so they could get a nice imprint.  I felt a little bad about it though.  Since the nurses had to take blood from her heel so often while she was on oxygen she REALLY hates it when anybody messes with her feet. 

But just look at her cute little tooties!

I stayed through her entire next feeding, just to make sure she didn't spit-up again, and she did great!!  She slept through most of it, but we did wake her up when the nurse had to change the tubing for her chest IV meds, and she made it through all that fussing without even the tiniest bit of milk coming out of her nose.

Other than that, today was pretty uneventful.  Oh!  I almost forgot.  The best part of the day!!  We put her in one of her own onesies!  She looks so cute in real clothes.  :)

I know she doesn't look like it, but she totally loves that outfit!!

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